Creative Research

  • Currently I'm working on a series of craft-based essays on the poetic representations (or investigations) of war. Literary Arts, in progress 01/2017.
  • Currently, I have been working on many new poems that will hopefully begin to shape themselves into something like a coherent collection. One of these poems is a crown of sonnets dedicated to Mae West in which her famous one-liners become anagrams that are the basis for every word selected in the poems, shaping each sonnet’s movement through the playful inversion of her own humor. As of this writing, 12 sonnets have currently been accepted for publication and are forthcoming in 2012. Literary Arts, in progress 01/2011.

Presentations

  • Reading at Elliott Bay Book, Seattle. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/16/2017.
  • Reading and lecture at University of San Francisco. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/07/2017.
  • Reading and lecture at the School of the Art Institute at Chicago and for The Poetry Foundation. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/30/2017.
  • Reading and lecture at High Point University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/24/2017.
  • Reading and teaching at Hope College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/16/2017.
  • Reading and panel discussion on intergenerational trauma, the Asian American Writers Workshop. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/14/2017.
  • Reading/discussion about Vietnam War for KUED: Legacies of Vietnam. Presentation, Presented, 10/10/2017.
  • Reading at Hiram College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/03/2017.
  • "Pulitzers in Person: Honoring Theodore Roethke and Carolyn Kizer": Public roundtable talk/lecture with poets Erin Belieu and Ed Skoog, Humanities Washington with Copper Canyon Press. Livestream event. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/03/2016.
  • Poetry reading, 12 MM: Artists and Writers, Downtown Public Library, Salt Lake City. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/16/2016.
  • Poetry reading, Southern California Poetry Festival, September 9-10th, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/10/2016.
  • Poetry Faculty, Jackson Hole Writers Conference, June 23-25, 2016. Presentation, Presented, 06/25/2016.
  • ArtLandish: Land Art Writers Salt Lake City Public Library, 7 PM Panel with Drs. Charles Waugh and Jeffrey McCarthy on eco-literature in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. Other, Presented, 06/17/2016.
  • Poetry reading, UCLA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/18/2016.
  • Poetry Reading, Cork International Poetry Festival, February 10-13th, 2016. Cork, IRELAND. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/13/2016.
  • Poetry Reading, Harvard University . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2015.
  • Poetry reading at the University of Michigan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Port Townsend Writers' Conference: Invited Faculty. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 07/2011.
  • Cleveland State University Writing Conference, Invited Poetry Faculty . Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 06/2011.
  • AWP Conference 2011, "Unseen Mentors: Teaching Forgotten Poets" and "Writing Outside the Margins: Contemporary Writers on Nature Writing.". Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2011.
  • University of San Diego: Poetry Reading and Lecture. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Ithaca College: Nonfiction reading and presentation. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Oregon State Poetry Society: Poetry Reading and Lecture. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.

Publications

  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). Critical Assembly: Poems from the Manhattan Project. Journal of Military History. Accepted, 11/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). Nightingale. Copper Canyon Press. Accepted, 10/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley & Eds. Nessa O'Mahony and Paul Munden (2017). "Marsyas," "Torches,". Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets Respond to Ovid. Canberra: Recent Works Press. Published, 10/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Marsyas" and "Pasiphae". Tin House. Published, 09/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Psyche". Fairy Tale Review. Published, 09/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Nightingale: A Gloss". American Poetry Review. Published, 09/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. The Broken Country: On Trauma, A Crime and the Continuing Legacy of the Vietnam War. Nonfiction book awarded the 2017 AWP Nonfiction Prize. Published September, 2017 with the University of Georgia Press. Published, 09/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Beware of Sensational Rape Stories from Conservative Media". Truth Dig. Published, 08/14/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Horn of Plenty" and "Leash". The New England Review. Published, 08/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Pear," "Pythagorean," "The Gather". Willow Springs. Published, 07/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Atlas Moth". Clockhouse Review. Published, 07/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "Driving Down from Santa Fe," forthcoming in Poetry. Published, 07/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley (2017). "Moab's Renewable Energy is an Act Worth Following". Salt Lake Tribune. Published, 02/24/2017.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "Io," "Philomela," "Tiresias," Narrative Magazine, Winter 2017. Published, 01/10/2017.
  • Imaginary Vessels, Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press. A book of poems. Published, 11/08/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "American Service," Harriet: the Poetry Foundation Website, November, 2016. Published, 11/06/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley.”Psalm," Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-Day Project, November 2016. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "Irises." Poetry Daily. October 17, 2016. Published, 10/17/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. “Monticello Vase.” The Mind of Monticello: 50 Contemporary Poets on Jefferson, ed. Lisa Russ Spaar. Charlottesburg: University of Virginia Press, 2016. Published, 09/10/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. “Daphne,” “A Creation Story,” Bennington Review, Fall 2016. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. “Knitted Thylacine,” Prism International, Fall 2016. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Rekal, Paisley. “On Mentors.” A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors, ed. Eric Parker. University of Massachussetts Press, 2016. Published, 08/10/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "Swallows." The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses, ed. Cecily Parks. New York: Penguin/Random House, 2016. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "The Broken Country: An Excerpt," in Asian American Literary Review, February 23, 2016. Published, 02/23/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "The Wolves." Poetry, February 2016. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. "The Cry." Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-Day Project, January 2016. Published, 01/10/2016.
  • REkdal, Paisley. "Paleo." North Dakota Review, Fall 2015. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. “At the Fishhouses.” Poetry, January 2015. Published, 01/2015.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. “Vessels” reprinted on Poetry Daily, October 2013. Published, 10/2013.
  • “Washing the Elephant” and “One Theory of Ambition,” Triquarterly. Published, 09/01/2013.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. Animal Eye. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. A collection of poems. Winner of the 2013 UNT Rilke Award, finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize and the 2012 Balcones Poetry Prize. Published, 02/08/2012.
  • Rekdal, Paisley, “Happiness,” Poetry Daily, February 9, 2011 and Best New Poems Online, February 11, 2011. Published, 02/09/2011.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. Animal Eye: Poems. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, Spring 2012. Published, 01/07/2011.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. “Happiness,” The Kenyon Review, Winter 2010. Published, 12/2010.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. “Voyeurs,” and “Flowers From a New Love After the Divorce,” Ecotone, Fall 2010. Published, 12/2010.
  • Rekdal, Paisley, “The Orchard” and “The History of Paisley,” diode, Fall 2011. Published, 11/2010.
  • Rekdal, Paisley, “After Frank,” The Huffington Post, September 16, 2010. This poem was for the series "7 Rings: An Artists' Game of Telephone," edited by Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker. Published, 09/16/2010.
  • Rekdal, Paisley, “Whoso List to Hunt,” New Poets of the American West, ed. Lowell Jaeger, Many Voices Press, August 1, 2010. Published, 08/01/2010.
  • Rekdal, Paisley, “Laura Gilpin’s ‘A Young Navajo Shepherd’” and “Imogen Cunningham’s ‘My Father at 60,’” Blackbird, Spring 2010. Published, 06/2010.
  • Rekdal, Paisley, “Why Some Girls Love Horses,” Pushcart Prize XXXIV, Pushcart Press, 2010. Published, 01/21/2010.
  • Rekdal, Paisley, “Whoso List to Hunt,” The Journal, Fall 2009. Rekdal, Paisley, “Whoso List to Hunt,” reprinted in Poets of the American West, ed. Lowell Britson, forthcoming 2010. Edited Volume, in press, 2009. Published, 2009.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. Six Girls Without Pants. Spokane: Eastern Washington University Press, 2002. Published, 02/01/2002.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000. Reprinted in paperback by Vintage Books in 2002. Published, 10/01/2000.
  • Rekdal, Paisley. A Crash of Rhinos. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000. Winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series Award. Published, 10/01/2000.